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Half of Cornish Mums Give Up on Breastfeeding

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6:02am 12th March 2012

Cornish mums are urged not to give up on breastfeeding.

It is as statistics show eight out of ten start with their newborns. But six weeks later, over half of babies are being bottle fed.

That is despite advice from experts that breastfeeding can cut the risk of cancer in mums, reduces obesity in children and can also boost their immunity.

Sarah from Camborne lasted five weeks with her first son, and eight weeks with her second. She reckons there is too much pressure: "With both my children I had problems trying to master the art of them latching on. It was uncomfortable. I tried again, it didn't work. There are a lot of parents out there who feel uncomfortable. There are not enough places for women to go and breastfeed in Camborne or Redruth ... and that might introduce more women to breastfeeding.

"When you've got a seven year old son saying "Well, you're always with him and you don't love me anymore",  it breaks your heart and what choice do you make? And for me I decided I would spend more time with my older son, I thought it was best."

Cornish health bosses say the number of mums deciding to try breastfeeding, and sticking at it, is increasing slowly.

They say research has proved that lots of support and advice helps. Pilot projects are taking place where experienced mums visit and help new mothers when they leave hospital.

You can get more advice and tips here.

6:02am 12th March 2012

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